U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9780870217395

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 593

Traces the development of the designs of aircraft carriers from 1917 to the present and examines the role of the carrier in the United States Navy

US Cold War Aircraft Carriers

Forrestal, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise Classes

Author: Brad Elward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472807782

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 2713

The Forrestal class (Forrestal, Saratoga, Ranger, and Independence) was the first completed class of US Navy supercarriers, so-named for their 25 percent size increase over the World War II-era carriers such as the Midway class, and the strength of their air wings (80–100 aircraft, compared to 65–75 for the Midway, and fewer than 50 for the Essex class). Design-wise, the Forrestals were a huge improvement over their predecessors, being more stable and comfortable, while maintaining advancements such as the armored flight decks that had been introduced with the Midway. The Kitty Hawk class was an improvement on the Forrestal-class designs, and four were built in the 1960s – Kitty Hawk, Constellation, America and John F. Kennedy. These were even longer than the Forrestals, and fitted with advanced defensive weapons systems and an improved elevator layout. All nine of the carriers covered by this volume are icons, and hold a much-respected place in US naval history. They are also some of the more well-known vessels outside of the military, for their long service histories, as well as for some of the more unfortunate events that seem to follow them.

Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated History of Their Impact

Author: Paul E. Fontenoy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109573X

Category: History

Page: 407

View: 7657

This vivid volume describes the fascinating history of aircraft carriers, first deployed successfully in World War I by the Imperial Russian Navy, and indispensable to the Allied victory in World War II, now the strategic centerpiece of the world's most powerful navies. * Eighty photographs of all the important aircraft carriers from before World War I to the present, including many operated by lesser-known navies * A reference section providing essential physical details, basic design information, modifications, and brief service histories for 80 aircraft carriers or classes from 1912 to the present

Aircraft Carriers

A History of Carrier Aviation and Its Influence on World Events, Volume II: 1946-2006

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574886657

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 1488

In the post-1945 era, the aircraft carrier has remained a valued weapon despite the development of nuclear weapons, cruise and ballistic missiles, and highly capable submarines. At times, as in the early days of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in the Falklands conflict, carriers alone could deploy high-performance aircraft to the battlefield. In other operations, such as enforcing the no-fly zones and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, only carriers could provide the bases needed for sustained combat and support operations. This second volume of Norman Polmar's landmark study details the role of carriers in the unification of the U.S. armed forces and strategic deterrence, fiscally constrained Great Britain, the development of British Commonwealth and ex-colonial navies, and the efforts of France and the Netherlands to rebuild their fleets. The role of the modern carrier-nine nations currently possess them-is discussed, as are the issues confronting nations that might acquire them. Chapters on the Soviet Union's effort to produce carriers are included for the first time. The development of both carrier planes and the many "oddball" aircraft that have flown from carriers-such as the U-2 spy plane-are also examined. Appendixes include comprehensive data on all carriers built and converted through 2006. This volume is a valuable companion to the critically acclaimed Volume I, which covers aircraft carrier development and operations from 1909 to 1945.

World War II in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book

Author: Patricia Hachten Wee,Robert James Wee

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853010

Category: Education

Page: 391

View: 7180

This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.

The Supercarriers

The Forrestal and Kitty Hawk Classes

Author: Andrew Faltum

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612517706

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4058

The Supercarriers is a comprehensive historical overview with extensive photos, maps, drawings, and operational detail, including all air wing deployments. It covers all of the Forrestal class supercarriers and the follow-on ships, which are basically of the same design. The book is heavily illustrated with over one hundred illustrations and maps covering the Western Pacific, Vietnam, Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean. The front end paper illustration shows the Saratoga as representative of the Forrestal class with port and starboard profiles and an overhead view. The rear end paper displays similar views of the Constellation as part of the Kitty Hawk class.

Agents of Innovation

The General Board and the Design of the Fleet that Defeated the Japanese Navy

Author: John T. Kuehn

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612514057

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4508

The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly important, Kuehn argues, was the Board's role in implementing the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited naval armaments after 1922. Kuehn explains that the leadership of the Navy at large and the General Board in particular felt themselves especially constrained by Article XIX of the Washington Naval Treaty, which implemented a status quo on naval fortifications in the western Pacific.


America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II

Author: Barrett Tillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190895

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4465

This is the epic and heroic story of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and of the courageous men who fought and died on her from Pearl Harbor to the end of the conflict. Acclaimed military historian Barrett Tillman recounts the World War II exploits of America’s most decorated warship and its colorful crews— tales of unmatched daring and heroism.

U.s. Battleships

An Illustrated Design History

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781591142478

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 5573

This book covers the development of U.S. battleships, from the Maine and Texas of 1886, through the Montana class of World War II, up to the recommissioned Iowas. It examines the original designs as well as the many modifications and reconstructions these ships underwent during their long and active careers. Like the other books in Norman Friedmans design-history series, U.S. Battleships is based largely on formerly classified internal U.S. Navy records. But research for this book has also included a full survey of British files, both those compiled when American ships served with the Royal Navy in the two world wars and those supplied by British battleship designers attached to the U.S. Navy. In addition, the author consulted official battle damage reports to help evaluate various designs.

American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941

Author: Thomas Hone,Norman Friedman,Mark David Mandeles

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 248

View: 1659

The development of aircraft carriers and carrier operations sparked a revolution in military affairs, changing completely and irrevocably the prosecution of war at sea. Previous studies and histories of carrier aviation have focused on just one or two factors, such as individual leadership or advances in aviation technology, to explain the development of carrier forces. By contrast, this new history compares the development of carriers and carrier aircraft by two very different navies to illuminate the many factors that effect the adoption of new military technology. Focusing on the critical years after World War I, the authors trace the personal, organizational, and institutional elements that moved the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy along different paths of aircraft carrier development and operations. In a clear, almost conversational tone the authors draw on years of research to explain why and how the Royal Navy lost its once considerable lead in carrier doctrine and carrier aircraft development to the Americans in the years after 1919. Originally asked to produce a study for the Office of the Secretary of Defense that would maximize the value of decreasing defense funds through wise investment in new technologies, the authors revised and expanded that work after a wide-ranging, international search for previously unused primary sources. This new effort offers both compelling history and a trenchant essay on how and why military organizations adopt and develop revolutionary technology. Its unconventional approach should appeal to readers interested in modern naval history and in revolutions in military affairs.

Ubi Sumus?

The State of Naval and Maritime History

Author: John B. Hattendorf

Publisher: Newport, R.I. : Naval War College Press


Category: Naval art and science

Page: 419

View: 684

Navies in the Nuclear Age

Warships Since 1945

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6916

Consulting editor Norman Friedman. This volume reflects broad themes such as types of warfare or aspects of equipment, which cross many ship types.

Nimitz Class


Author: Patrick Robinson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641184045

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1309

Das Kriegsschiff "Thomas Jefferson" ist ein Wunder moderner High-Tech und eine eigene Stadt im Meer. Doch eines Tages geschieht das Unvorstellbare - eine atomare Explosion.

U.S. Cruisers

An Illustrated Design History

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: Battle cruisers

Page: 496

View: 2539

This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs.

Österreichs Kriegsmarine in Fernost

Alle Fahrten von Schiffen der k.(u.)k. Kriegsmarine nach Ostasien, Australien und Ozeanien von 1820 bis 1914

Author: Wilhelm Donko

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844249125

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 4652

Der Autor beschreibt alle Einsatzfahrten der k.(u.)k. Marine nach Ostasien, Australien und Ozeanien von 1820 bis 1914 und ihren historischen Hintergrund, dazu alle 22 Schiffe, die diese durchführten. Ausführlich behandelt wird auch die Involvierung der österreichischen Marine in militärische Kampfhandlungen (Boxeraufstand 1900/01, Tsingtau 1914), aber auch in bewaffnete Zwischenfälle (Borneo 1875, Guadalcanal 1896). Dabei erlebte ein österreichisches Kriegsschiff (S.M. Kreuzer „Kaiserin Elisabeth“) am 6.9.1914 vor Tsingtau den ersten Angriff bordgestützter Flugzeuge in der Marinegeschichte. Mit einer umfassenden Einleitung der Geschichte der k.(u.)k. Marine. - Durchgehend s/w-Abbildungen.

Aircraft Carriers of the World

1914 to the Present : an Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author: Roger Chesneau

Publisher: Caxton Editions

ISBN: 9781860198755

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6316

Aircraft Carriers of the World is the first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume the 360 plus carriers designed or projected by the world's navies. This has detailed narratives tracing the origin and evolution of the aircraft carrier as a viable fighting unit. Containing over 400 hundred photographs and line drawings, this book provides the reader with all the essential information he may wish to seek concerning what has become the largest and most complex fighting machine devised by man.